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segunda-feira, setembro 13, 2010

Transexuais. Parlamento discute lei da mudança de sexo em Outubro
Bacelar Gouveia afirma que a mudança no registo civil é um direito fundamental. CDS-PP não concorda com diploma.

Booed BB Nadia in suicide bid
Booed Big Brother housemate Nadia Almada was rushed to hospital after a suicide bid, it was revealed yesterday.
UBB Nadia in suicide bid
Ultimate Big Brother: Nadia Almada in 'suicide attempt' days after
being booed at eviction

[South Africa]
Going the extra mile for Semenya’s rights
Anti-apartheid lawyer took athlete’s case, writes Sanchia Temkin.

Sex-change test to go all the way to the High Court
The High Court is expected to test whether a person with the capacity to bear children can be legally considered male.
Tackling fundamental issues of gender and identity, West Australia's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled last week that the transsexuals could not be legally considered men. They want gender reassignment certificates.
The pair -- whose names have been suppressed -- appear male to the casual observer after having double mastectomies to remove their breasts and taking regular testosterone treatment.

Free e-Learning Module: Endocrine Therapy for Transgender Patients
A critical issue for frontline practitioners is the lack of relevant training and resources to help them understand and address the health issues of their clients. This is compounded by the limited connectivity with peers and the absence of networks for frontline practitioners.

[USA] [Opinion]
Transphobia and mean streets
On May 7, 2010, Chanel (Dana) Larkin, 26, was fatally shot in the head by Andrew Olaciregui, 28, who had met her on a Milwaukee street and asked her to engage in a sexual act. Olaciregui pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide in the case on Aug. 31, according to the state's online court database. He is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

Sally Kern Backers Call Transgender Rival Brittany Novotny An 'It'
Backers for anti-gay Oklahoma state Representative Sally Kern have called her transgender rival Brittany Novotny “a confused 'it,'” gay weekly the Dallas Voice reported.
Novotny is challenging Kern, the woman best known for saying gay folks were the “biggest threat our nation has” at a 2008 gathering of Republicans, for the seat she's held since 2005.
In an email to members of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC), the group's president, Charlie Meadows, calls Novotny “a confused 'it'” and suggests she hates God.

Georgian transgender feel unwelcome at home
Sexual minorities in Georgia are accusing the government and the Orthodox church of persecuting them. They want their life choices to be accepted instead of being labeled a sin or disease.
Nika spent 5 years working in Georgia’s police force, and got fired … for being a woman.
Nika is transgender and says he is not accepted for wanting to live in a man’s body.

Police Officer Sentenced for Stabbing Transgender Sex Worker
The conviction of an off-duty police officer for a stabbing attack on a transgender woman is a major victory for justice and equal rights in Honduras, Human Rights Watch and Red Lésbica Cattrachas, a Honduran lesbian rights organization, said today. The two organizations attended the trial as observers.

Transvestites Seek Right to Use Opposite Sex Bathrooms in Argentina
Argentinean transvestites are objecting to new legislation proposed to create a third bathroom for their use in commercial establishments, according to local and international reports.
The proposed law, advanced by councilwoman Gimena Abonassar of the city of San Martín, is intended to protect women from men who enter their bathrooms dressed as the opposite sex, an increasingly common occurrence in certain countries.
"We're talking about creating a third bathroom to give a place to transvestites because of complaints by fathers of girls who were saying that they felt uncomfortable when they had to share the same bathroom," Abonassar told the French Press Agency in a telephone interview.